Annotation:Jock Wilson's Ball

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X:1 T:Jock Wilson's Ball R:reel N: Scots Guards #356 p.200 Z: 1997 by John Chambers <> M: C| L: 1/8 F: K: BDor |: c- \ | "Bm"d2"(A)"c2 "Bm"B2f2 | Bcde fBBc | "Bm"d2"(A)"c2 "Bm"B2f2 | "A"~A2eA cAA :| |: c- \ | "D"d2a2 f2ef | ~d2 fe "Bm"fBBc | "D"d2a2 f2ef | "A"~A2eA cAAB | | "D"d2a2 f2ef | ~d2 fe "Bm"fBBc | "D"defg a2af | "A"~e2ed cee :|

JOCK WILSON'S BALL. AKA - 'Jock Wilson's," "Mo chuachag laghach." "My Gentle Milk Maid." Scottish, Pipe Reel. B Minor/Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Cranford/Holland): AAB (Perlman). "Jenny Nettles (1)" is perhaps the ancestral tune, however, according to Bobby MacLeod, it was composed by Pipe Major John McColl of Oban. Paul Stewart Cranford (2000) notes that the Cape Breton fiddle setting is perhaps linked to a local puirt a beul (mouth music) version, and that "Chuachag Laghach Thu" (My Gentle Milk Maid)/"Mo chuachag laghach" is a close variant in pipe repertoire. Compare "Jock Wilson's Ball" also with Walsh's "Cheshire Round (2)."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Paul MacDonald (b. 1974, Charlottetown, Queens County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman].

Printed sources : - Cranford (Jerry Holland: The Second Collection), 2000; No. 69, p. 28 (appears as "Jock Wilson's"). Martin (Ceol na Fidhle, vol. 1), 1991; p. 44. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 113.

Recorded sources : - Rounder 82161-7032-2, Bill Lamey - "From Cape Breton to Boston and Back: Classic House Sessions of Traditional Cape Breton Music 1956-1977" (2000). Jerry Holland - "Master Cape Breton Fiddler" (1982).

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]

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